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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:28 PM
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i have two cats that came to me VERY young from outside, had a vet check them out and due to being poor have done very little other vet things...

i have a 4yr old that goes absolutely ape-snot when in heat, i've tried all the 'free' options, but i can NOT afford spaying, should i just give her away (she's very loving when not in heat) or try to do a spay-n-dash? any ideas? i've tried calling the local humane society but they want to tack on all these extra $20's and $50's to the bill because i haven't gotten them shots

any ideas?
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Have you checked with the office manager at the original vet you went to, to ask them if they will allow you to pay in installments?

Giving the cat away is not going to solve the issue, in that case she is better off being surrendered to the humane society so she will not be allowed to bring more unwanted kittens into the world.

A "spay & dash" as you put it also would not work as in most if not all clinics they will ask for payment before you get the cat so at that time they may also go over any instructions as to after surgery care with you, then they will retrieve the cat from the kennels.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Where do you live? We might be able to find subsidized spay/neuter programs for you. We have one here in my city called SNAP that provides free speutering for those that can't afford it.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Thumbs up Extra tlc for cat in heat - reply to AnnmarieC.

I found your advice the most helpful. My neutered male has been trying to comfort my little girl, but she still has been making the most horrendous noise! So I tried what you suggested, lots of rubdowns and body scratching. It seems to help. We are living with friends right now, so I can't afford for Scout to be making alot of noise. I am grateful for this forum.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 05:02 AM
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I know I'm coming in YEARS after the question was first posted, but I'm sort of surprised that no posts have addressed one particular way to bring a queen out of heat.

NOTE: I spent about 10 years as an animal foster parent and wound up with more than one queen in heat. I was Googling around tonight to find a better description for the process other foster parents and I used (didn't find one).

FURTHER NOTE: The following is not for the faint of heart.

Thank you to my husband, who always assisted me in these queen-in-heat endeavors. Based on recommendations from other foster parents, I would get a digital thermometer (with a disposable cover), coat the tip with some sort of lubricant, and...well...gently diddle the kitty. And when I say "diddle the kitty," I mean maybe a quarter to a half inch of penetration (and no thrusting!).

The queens always screamed like banshees during the process (like they hadn't already been wandering around the house screaming?); afterward, they rolled around on the floor (and I think they asked us, in cat language, for a cigarette).

The "lustiest" queen required three such treatments.

I'd feel dirty for sharing this with you, but I saw the queens' relief afterward.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 01:39 AM
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Exclamation err...

You mention being surprised that you can't find your technique on google or other forums, and there's just one reason for that:
It's just something that virtually NO sane cat owner would consider doing.
(whether breeders and fosters do it themselves is irrelevant)
Just IMHO.




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I know I'm coming in YEARS after the question was first posted, but I'm sort of surprised that no posts have addressed one particular way to bring a queen out of heat.

NOTE: I spent about 10 years as an animal foster parent and wound up with more than one queen in heat. I was Googling around tonight to find a better description for the process other foster parents and I used (didn't find one).

FURTHER NOTE: The following is not for the faint of heart.

Thank you to my husband, who always assisted me in these queen-in-heat endeavors. Based on recommendations from other foster parents, I would get a digital thermometer (with a disposable cover), coat the tip with some sort of lubricant, and...well...gently diddle the kitty. And when I say "diddle the kitty," I mean maybe a quarter to a half inch of penetration (and no thrusting!).



The queens always screamed like banshees during the process (like they hadn't already been wandering around the house screaming?); afterward, they rolled around on the floor (and I think they asked us, in cat language, for a cigarette).

The "lustiest" queen required three such treatments.

I'd feel dirty for sharing this with you, but I saw the queens' relief afterward.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 01:50 AM
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Thumbs down

I'd also like to add, that I don't suggest anyone EVER follow this advice regardless- You could seriously injure your cat digging around in there.
SUCH bad advice.

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I know I'm coming in YEARS after the question was first posted, but I'm sort of surprised that no posts have addressed one particular way to bring a queen out of heat.

NOTE: I spent about 10 years as an animal foster parent and wound up with more than one queen in heat. I was Googling around tonight to find a better description for the process other foster parents and I used (didn't find one).

FURTHER NOTE: The following is not for the faint of heart.

Thank you to my husband, who always assisted me in these queen-in-heat endeavors. Based on recommendations from other foster parents, I would get a digital thermometer (with a disposable cover), coat the tip with some sort of lubricant, and...well...gently diddle the kitty. And when I say "diddle the kitty," I mean maybe a quarter to a half inch of penetration (and no thrusting!).

The queens always screamed like banshees during the process (like they hadn't already been wandering around the house screaming?); afterward, they rolled around on the floor (and I think they asked us, in cat language, for a cigarette).

The "lustiest" queen required three such treatments.

I'd feel dirty for sharing this with you, but I saw the queens' relief afterward.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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soothe the cat

now i know many of you may think that this is a little unorthodox but it does work. My cats go into heat the same time but a week apart usually, so what do I do? well the cat want to get layed and thats why she keeps moaning and being lovable so i give her what she wants. I usually do one of two things I either rub the under side of her thighs while holding her by the scruff (like a male would do) and the howling will get louder, but when she starts to squirm i let her lose and she will wriggle on the floor like a worm and then take off, in silence for an hour or so.

The other option i do if it gets really bad, is i take a qtip and same hold her scruff with one hand and rub her with the qtip around her v with the other, until she wants free and same takes off this time for about two hours in silence. It really does work, but not many people think its right. All i am doing is basically doing what she cant, unlike us humans . I would never insert anything into my cat though only external rubbing to make sure I dont harm her
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Old June 20th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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soothe the cat

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i have two cats that came to me VERY young from outside, had a vet check them out and due to being poor have done very little other vet things...

i have a 4yr old that goes absolutely ape-snot when in heat, i've tried all the 'free' options, but i can NOT afford spaying, should i just give her away (she's very loving when not in heat) or try to do a spay-n-dash? any ideas? i've tried calling the local humane society but they want to tack on all these extra $20's and $50's to the bill because i haven't gotten them shots

any ideas?
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you should take a look at my post, it works wonders for me, ive been doing it a long time and my vet told me its okay. I dont want to get my cats fixed because the seperation would cause them to not get along so, i found this alternative method
take a look at my post it really does help, my vet even says its okay
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Old December 7th, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Pixie is just beginning heat. Moses & Maverick were neutered right on time (here we have to wait till 6-mo.s.) but there was a terrible virus killing cats, & ours ended up in the hospital for a couple weeeds. Anyway, the thread ideas are helping, definitely trying the rub-downs, both husband & I are massage therapists, & he's worked professionally with pets, so stands to reason. Poor little Pixie. We called the agency & begged them to get her in soon, & possibly take even less to spay her.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 02:50 AM
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Put it in a crate! Mine shuts right up even in the middle of horny howling heat! Why do you all mention being "up all night" and "not getting any sleep". Why do you all let your cats run your life? Just crate your dang cats when you go to bed. Same as you would a crate trained dog. Our cat is 9 months old and has been crated at night EVERY night. I don't care if it stays up all night staring at the wall. The important thing is that my wife and I get to sleep. She willingly goes into the crate too, I don't have to force her. When she's in heat she won't run around the house at night, howl and knock crap over. And guess what else? When she's not in heat she won't run around the house at night and knock crap over.

...... at least shut your bedroom doors and turn on a box fan. Or just shut the cat in a far off room at night with the litter box inside.

POST edited by ADMIN - Please tone the rudeness way down.
I put mine in her carrier if she acts up. She seems to like the carrier. And its comfortable for her. Agree on this one.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Depends on the cat maybe????

When our 2 year old female calico goes into heat we found that first off has to me to do the consoling, the wife just won't do.
What I do is i hold her against my chest, humming in low tones, but I hold her to allow her to let her stretch her body out so her feet are dangling, and i gently massage her belly while I'm humming. She gets extremely relaxed and doesn't meow so much after I do that for about 5-10 minutes a few times a day.

At night time she lays next to me and the wife, and we both keep a hand on her and she sleeps through the night with us also.

I don't know if it is just because we got lucky, but I think as long as you're not doing something to not bring harm to the cat, and it helps her through a tough time, then do it.

So if someone wants to flame this post, meh, you don't matter. I know my cat, and I know what soothes her so she's not being noisy, and annoying.

We pay attention to her, and do what we can because we love her very much.

Some cats love being i boxes, some love attention, some love jumping in water. No matter how strange the cure may seem, I think it you truly love your companion, and you try to find that thing that comforts them through their heat stage, do it. As long as it doesn't harm them, you're still paying attention to them and loving to them, I don't see any harm in thing.

I've had a few cats in my life and these tricks have worked for them all. But they were 2 calico, and 1 siamese. So it might work differently for other breeds of cats and different attitudes of cats.

Cats are individuals. Cats have their own personality. Just like people. Love them, and nurture them, and they'll adapt to you better in my opinion.
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